Any type of Cold drinks can be magical during summers. A single glass of refreshing drink can wipe out the burning heat of summer. Summer drinks are more beneficial than ice cream to stay cool in summer because cool drinks will reduce the body temperature immediately than ice cream does. And if the cool drink is of low calorie the cooling effect of the drink will stay longer whereas the effect of a high-calorie cool drink will wear off immediately. So, it is important to keep your cool drinks healthy and low in calories.
Before this pandemic situation, you were able to travel and try a lot of new drinks during summers. But now, you have to sit at home and just dream about your favourite restaurants and cafes. Now, what if you can make those summer drinks in your home by yourself? Yeah, I know it’s amazing. So, let’s see some of the healthy and easy cool drink recipes that you can make at home this summer.

Mint Mojito

The long-drawn cooling effect of mint makes the mint mojito the perfect drink for summer. Mint leaves are rich in nutrients, helps in digestion and they are also anti-inflammatory. The cooling effect and health benefits of mint make it irresistible in summer. The club soda will also add to the refreshing effect of the mojito.

  • Mint leaves – 10 leaves or more as per your taste (keep in mind too many can make it taste bitter)
  • Lime – 1 cut into 4 wedges
  • Club soda – ½ cup
  • Ice cubes – as needed
  • Sugar – 2 tablespoons (You can also use powdered sugar)

Make it

  • Add mint leaves and 1 lime wedges in a jar
  • To blend the mint leaves and lime juice, use a muddler.
  • Into the jar, add 2 more lime wedges.
  • Add sugar, according to the need.
  • Now use the muddler to muddle it.
  • Add ice cubes as per your need.
  • Now fill the jar with club soda and stir it.

Serve it
Pour some prepared mojito into a fancy transparent glass. Garnish it with some fresh mint leaves. And place a lime wedge on the rim of the glass.

 

Watermelon Slush

Watermelon is the “Iconic fruit of summer”. The red and green combination of colour itself is an eye soother. Watermelon is good for bones, helps to reduce body fat, and also during summer, it keeps you hydrated. The mix of the tart taste of lemonade and the sweetness of watermelon gives the tropical goodness in summer.

 

Collect it

  • Seedless watermelon slices – ½ of 1 full watermelon
  • Sugar – According to the taste
  • Lime juice – 1 tablespoon

Make it

  •  Add watermelon slices, lime juice, and the required amount of sugar in a blender.
  •  Blend it till the mixture becomes smooth.
  •  Store it in a refrigerator.

Serve it
Pour it into a glass and garnish it with a lime wedge and a small watermelon slice on the glass rim. Use a straw and enjoy your watermelon slush.
3. Pineapple Lemonade
Pineapple lemonade is a magical drink for tart taste lovers during summer. Pineapple has a mix of sweetness and tart. Pineapple is loaded with nutrients and it also eases digestion. Pineapple lemonade is more like a fancy version of lemonade. The sour taste of pineapple with sugar, lime, and lemon will create an unforgettable taste.

 

Pineapple Lemonade

Pineapple lemonade is a magical drink for tart taste lovers during summer. Pineapple has a mix of sweetness and tart. Pineapple is loaded with nutrients and it also eases digestion. Pineapple lemonade is more like a fancy version of lemonade. The sour taste of pineapple with sugar, lime, and lemon will create an unforgettable taste.

Collect it

  • Sugar – half ( ½ ) cup
  • Lemon juice – 1 cup
  • Pineapple juice – 1 cup
  • Lime juice – 2 tablespoons

Make it

  • Simple syrup is prepared by boiling sugar and 1 cup water at medium flame. Use a saucepan to make the simple syrup.
  • Stir the syrup till sugar has dissolved completely. Let is cool.
  • Add the simple syrup, pineapple juice, lime juice, and lemonade juice to a jar.
  • Add 5 cup of water to it and whisk it and store it in the refrigerator.

Serve it
After it is cool, pour it into a glass. Now add some ice cubes. Garnish it with a slice of pineapple on the glass rim.

 

Cold Brew Coffee

Are you a coffee lover? Have you ever wanted coffee in summer so badly but couldn’t drink it because it’s hot? This summer, give a break to hot coffee and try cold brew coffee. Never let the name of this drink make you worried about the making of it. Cold brew coffee is very easy to prepare.

Collect it

  • Ground coffee – 1 ounce (28 grams) for 1 cup of water
  • Coldwater – 1 ½ cups
  • Milk – as needed
  • Ice cubes

Make it

  • Mix 2 ounces (56 grams) of ground coffee with 2 cups of water.
  • Let it stay overnight at room temperature
  • Strain it with a filter paper, or a cheesecloth with sieve lining pr a fine-mesh sieve.
  • Now pour this coffee concentrate into a glass with ice cubes.
  • Add the required amount of water or milk and mix it.

Serve it
Serve it in a transparent fancy long jar or glass to make it more appealing.

 

Mango Lassi

Mango is the king of fruits and summers are incomplete with mangoes. Its unique fragrance and sweetness make it perfect for a drink. Mango Lassi is the creative version of the good old lassi. It is also good for the heart, diabetics, and weight loss. You can also make it sugarless.

Collect it

  •  Curd – 125 ml
  •  Chopped mango – 1
  •  Sugar – 1 tablespoon
  •  Iced water – 200ml
  •  Ice cubes – as required.
  •  Dried mint – a pinch

Make it

  • Add every ingredient to a blender.
  • Blend till it’s smooth.

Serve it
Pour the lassi into a glass and add some small mango pieces and a mint leaf on top to garnish it.

This summer if you are still quarantined or stuck at home due to lockdown, these are the 5 summer drink recipes that you should try. These recipes are easy and you can make them at home for your loved ones.

So, make this summer memorable with some refreshing and tasty homemade summer drinks!!